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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 9, 2010 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Halftime show

Tend to agree. My significant other goes crazy for Dylan; I go along and I enjoy it, but don't feel impassioned. Had the same reaction to Clapton a few years back - ain't the same as it was. Let's face it, they're fading away, these guys, if there was ever a young man's game it's rock and roll. Try to imagine what Jerry would be like today if he were actually still alive?! Especially you guys who think it was all downhill after 1968?! coming up on half a century ago.

We actually have the luxury of remembering forever a Jerry who died before he got old! The ones who didn't, are we going to sneer at them every time they show their faces in public until they die? (not directed at you all really, just the general sport of sneering at aging rock stars ...)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 9, 2010 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Halftime show

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hey rasta, where do i sign up for the Tancredo in 2012 campaign? I passed my literacy test.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Feb 9, 2010 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Halftime show

The body of work that Dylan leaves behind will out shine any grumblings I have w/ him as a preformer. For me the same can be said of Townshend. The Who aside, Pete will be remembered for his songwriting not his guitar prowess. I'm sure not many will agree with me, For sure his shtick involved acrobatics and a fair share of destruction, but at the end of the day, it will be his body of work done in the studio that he hopefully will be judged , ( and not the geriatric preformance at the super bowl).
Clapton has been a hard nut for me to crack, His journey into the blues sorta left me at the crossroads (to steal a metaphor haha). He always seemed to play the stuff in its traditional sense, and if interested I would always search out the source. But his brillance in Cream, Traffic and his collaborations w/ other musicans Duane, Pete, George will more than keep me happy in between his endless releases of blues material.
And Jerry well thats my m*****f****** there and I miss him, It's difficult to listen to his last few years........

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 9, 2010 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Halftime show

I agree with you
Clapton was the first rock concert I ever went to, but I guess 1974 can't be judged against 2005 (the two times I saw Clapton).

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 9, 2010 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Halftime show

Actually, I remember Jerry dying on stage in front of my eyes. Too fucked up to play an adequate Johny B Goode and croaking like he was on death's door - Pete T looked and sounded a million times better than the last time I saw Jerry in Charlotte in 95.

Re Clapton/Winwood - the shows at MSG and in San Jose were two of the best shows I've ever seen by anyone. Anyone that doubts Winwood is still playing (keys and guitar) and singing at the top of his game has NOT seen him live. Then again, it always helps to have Willie Weeks working in the "background" (WT will now agree).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 9, 2010 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Halftime show

Can't speak to Clapton on his own, but as I gushed on and on last yr, with Winwood in the pseudo Bl Faith esque tour, I thought he was still great, and Winwood defn still has it vocally and playing wise, IMHO.